Canadians with loved ones in Egypt were glued to computer screens and waiting by the phone Friday as they hoped to hear from family and friends in the North African country being swept with violent protests demanding an end to an autocratic era.
Candace Furneaux was just one of many Canadians desperate to hear from family in Egypt.
Her 26-year-old daughter was backpacking through the country when riots engulfed the nation. She’s now holed up in a hostel in Cairo, but can’t be reached by family because the country’s government has cut off all Internet and cellphone coverage in an attempt to stop protesters from organizing.
“She decided to take a dream trip and go and see the pyramids and certainly did not expect to wind up in the middle of civil unrest,” Furneaux said. Read More…